Sharon and Brendan had little time for themselves. The whole family was tired and grumpy and their 8 year old’s school work was affected.
Their two children, 3 ½ year old Thomas and 8 year old Jessica, both had sleep problems. Thomas has special needs and does not like change and Jessica’s sleep had been an issue since her brother was born. Jessica screamed in the night, often waking her brother who she shares a room with, until she was allowed into mum’s bed.
Here is their story….
Before our consultation our children’s sleep patterns were up and down. Our 8 year old daughter fell asleep in our bed and wouldn’t fall asleep on her own. Our son fell asleep on his own but kept waking during the night. We were all exhausted.
After our consultation with Millpond, our daughter sleeps in her own bed. We’ve established a routine for her which now sees her sleeping in her bed. We’re still working on getting her to self settle but bedtimes are no longer a chore.
Our son has additional needs; he could fall asleep quickly but found it hard to sleep through the night without waking.
We now have an established pattern which sees him asleep within 10 minutes and 60% of the time he sleeps through the night. We are doing the gradual retreat method which has worked really well.
The programme Juliet devised worked really well and we were offered further support as we had to take a break because I became ill. The advice given was so beneficial and we’ve seen a huge improvement in our children’s sleep patterns.
There is nothing I would change. We thought the service was superb!